In order to prevent cot deaths, doctors advise parents to let their child sleep on its back.
Doctors working for Kind en Gezin have noticed that a growing number of parents lay their baby on its back when he or she is awake too.
However, it is important for the development of a child’s ability to move that it is regularly allowed to lie on its stomach.
As babies are not used to supporting themselves using their hands, they hold their hands out wrongly when they fall over. However, this isn’t necessarily a negative thing in the long run.
Another possible cause of children skipping the crawling phase is a lack of attention having been given to them by their child care professional or at the crèche.